Ocean City MD Beach Patrol


The mission of the Ocean City Beach Patrol is to provide for the safety and well-being of the beach patrons of the Town of Ocean City, Maryland, who participate in beach and ocean-related activities. This mission includes educating the public, preventing potential accidents, and intervening when necessary and appropriate, both on the beach and in the adjacent Atlantic Ocean waters. The Patrol intends to fulfill its mission by:

  • Recruiting the most highly qualified candidates.
  • Employing qualified individuals for administrative and educational positions, competent surf rescue technicians, and public-minded surfing beach facilitators.
  • Training personnel with the most current information, technology and equipment.
  • Outfitting personnel with current, well-maintained, and appropriate equipment.
  • Upholding the highest standards of professionalism; to present knowledgeable, capable, and reliable Surf Rescue Technicians to the general public.